MUTEK wins 25th Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal!
March 23, 2010
Yesterday afternoon during a crowded luncheon at the Montreal Sheraton, Conseil des Arts de Montréal president Louise Roy announced that MUTEK was the recipient of the 25th Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts de Montréal! The honour, which is shared with the Elektra Festival, establishes the digital arts among the pantheon of Montreal’s other great art forms.
Chosen from a high-caliber list of finalists representing eight artistic disciplines, we take great pleasure in this recognition of its first decade’s efforts. With the award, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal has also delivered its vote of confidence for a new generation of daring, contemporary cultural events to represent the city’s creative future, both at home and abroad. As a result, the festival organization is heartened by the city’s encouragement and looks forward to an even brighter second decade of operations, beginning with this year’s 11th edition.
As the city’s most highly regarded cultural prize, each year the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal selects organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the evolution of their disciplines, which include digital arts, visual arts, film, dance, literature, music, new artistic practices and theatre. 2010 constitutes the first year that the Grand Prix has created a category for the digital arts , making MUTEK’s win especially honourable.
Sylvain Lafrance (Radio-Canada), Helen Fotopulos (Executive Committee of the Ville de Montréal), the two winners of the 25th Grand Prix Alain Thibault (Elektra) and Alain Mongeau (MUTEK), and Louise Roy (Conseil des arts de Montréal). Photo: Tayaout-Nicolas.
The 11th edition of MUTEK will take place from June 2 nd to June 6 th in the heart of downtown Montreal.
MUTEK is proud to kick off the city’s busy summer of culture with its marquee five-day event, which is but one of the many events it organizes worldwide every year. Last week, the first wave of MUTEK 2010 performers were announced, including headliners such as MATMOS, MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO, GULLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS and THEO PARRISH.
More details of the festival’s extensive program will be revealed in the coming weeks. The best way to enjoy the wide range of digital arts and music available at MUTEK 2010 is through the Festival Passports and Weekend Passes, which are currently being offered at special early-bird prices .
MUTEK would like to thank the following partners for their general and ongoing support: le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, le Ministère des Affaires Municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire du Québec, the Department of Canadian Heritage, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, le Ministère de la Culture, des communications et de la condition féminine du Québec, the City of Montréal, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Goethe Institut, le Consulat général de France au Québec, MusicExport Cologne.
And another big thanks to the media and private partners that support our ongoing activities: Tourisme Montréal, Roland, Serato, Ableton, Sidlee, Moog Audio, Solotech, the Society for Arts and Technology, Piknic Electronik, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Exclaim, The Wire, FACT , Tsugi, Club Equinox Voyages.